Software Engineer, Martineau & Associates, Menlo Park, CA


Company Overview

Martineau & Associates is at the cutting edge of advancing our understanding of the living world through innovative computer vision instruments. Based in Menlo Park, CA, our primary focus over the past decade has been on developing instruments that enable the high throughput behavior monitoring and screening of zebrafish ( Danio rerio ), a key model in biomedical research. Our flagship projects encompass the development and implementation of our Remanent Imaging paradigm, a unique video recording method, to behavior detection, monitoring, and analysis of transparent aquatic organisms. Additionally, we've designed devices such as the patented MagnaTank system and the patent pending CanaryTank prototype. Together, these innovations drive forward the advancements in monitoring the behavior of zebrafish and other small aquatic organisms.


Position Overview

Martineau & Associates is excited to announce an opening for a Software Engineer to join our dynamic team. As pioneers in designing computer vision instruments that redefine our understanding of the living world, we are on the lookout for a candidate who thrives in a start-up environment, resonates with our mission, and is passionate about harnessing end-to-end JavaScript for innovative video capture, processing, and replay via web browsers. If you have an undying curiosity for computational ethology and are eager to make a mark in the world of medical research, we want to hear from you!


Core Responsibilities:

  • Software development within an existing extensive JavaScript codebase.

  • Front end: Design and implement user-facing interfaces.

  • Full stack: Enhance the capabilities of the backend servers and databases (ideal but not mandatory).

  • Craft detailed documentation for software functionalities.

  • Develop, test, and maintain API functionalities and related documentation.

  • (Desirable) Contribute to the expansion of our image analysis algorithm library.

  • (Desirable) Augment real-time data processing capabilities.



  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience.

  • Demonstrable proficiency in JavaScript.

  • Proficiency working with git.

  • Familiarity with team-based code development and review processes.

  • Drive for code quality over quantity.

  • Experience with Linux.

  • Understanding of the LAMP stack.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS or MS degree in computer science.

  • Ability to understand or familiarity with MatLab / Octave code.

  • Experience with the YUI3 framework (higher priority) and Liquibase.

  • Comfort using Emacs and other development tools.

  • Familiarity with popular web development frameworks.

  • Experience working with GitLab or GitHub.

  • Knowledge of DevOps and experience with large-scale deployment.

  • Experience with containerization

  • Proficiency in programming with web sockets.

  • Experience with other Linting tools.

  • Understanding of the LAMP stack and the ability to interpret and modify PHP code, as well as grasp MySQL code.

  • Familiarity with C.

  • Proficiency with the Java Runtime Environment.


We Value

  • Curiosity: At Martineau & Associates, we champion a culture where questions are celebrated, exploration is encouraged, and the thirst for knowledge is insatiable. Every challenge is seen as a new opportunity to learn and grow, and we are committed to pushing boundaries, redefining norms, and venturing into the unknown. Our collective curiosity drives our passion, shapes our solutions, and propels us towards a future filled with endless possibilities.

  • Empathy: We recognize that our strength lies in our connections. In every decision and interaction we choose to be informed by compassion and patience, recognizing and valuing the full spectrum of humanity within our team, our clients, and our community. We assume positive intent across personal and business contexts and act accordingly. This approach fosters a foundation of trust, deepens collaborative bonds, and sparks innovation.

  • Integrity: We steadfastly adhere to principles of honesty, transparency, and moral fortitude in all our endeavors. Whether in our communications, our decisions, or our deliverables, we believe in doing what's right, even when no one is watching. By ensuring that our processes are visible and our intentions clear, we cultivate an environment of mutual respect, accountability, and where team members, clients, and partners can co-create with confidence.


Martineau & Associates is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


  • Attractive and competitive compensation package.

  • 401K plan with a generous employer matching contribution.

  • All-inclusive health benefits: Fully employer-covered medical, dental, and vision for employees with 50% coverage for dependents.

  • Ample accrued PTO, complemented by 11 paid holidays.

  • Employer-provided life insurance.

  • Flexible working hours to ensure work-life balance.

The anticipated salary range for this position is $120,000-180,000. Not all candidates will be eligible for the upper end of the salary range. The exact salary will ultimately depend on multiple factors, including the successful candidate’s skills, experience, and additional qualifications.

Join our passionate team and help drive the next revolutionary advances in medical research. Send your resume, a brief cover letter detailing your experience, and any relevant portfolio links to hiring[at]